Director of Finance and Administration

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 February 2019

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Director of Finance and Administration provide oversight to the finance, administration and grants portfolio of the project.
  • S/he oversee and ensure effective administrative support to all technical teams for successful implementation of all activities including trainings, workshops, meetings, conferences to achieve the strategic objectives of the project.
  • S/he oversees procurement function and ensure that procurement processes are done with due diligence, transparence, efficiency, effectiveness and Economy; allows Open Competition with fairness at all stages to enable accountability and value for money.
  • S/he ensure compliance with USAID and URC rules and regulations, and develop systems to mitigate risk, fraud and waste.
  • S/he oversees effective tracking of project inventory and assets including vehicles.
  • S/he ensures timely payment to vendors based on complete and accurate documentation.
  • S/he develops and maintain cost effective, streamlined procedures and systems to achieve more efficient provision of goods and services procured.
  • S/he oversee local contract management ensure that contracts, leases and other agreements are properly prepared, monitored and updated so as to meet agency needs and to comply with legal obligations.
  • S/he performs internal audits and reviews, as required, to ensure compliance with URC standards, donor requirements, and internationally accepted accounting practices.
  • Stay abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules and regulations; compile and update applicable local policies; and train URC’s program staff in these policies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Ten (10) years of experience managing, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of similar dollar value;
  • Significant experience with USG-funded projects preferably in post conflict regions.
  • Strong leadership, mentoring, management, planning, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to provide technical assistance to organization and conduct trainings.
  • At least 3 years grant program management experience.

About the Organization

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

Position is Contingent upon Award

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